Undated 2019 New Releases


Breathe the Dragon by Jill Mackenzie (Sky Pony Press)  - this press has now closed, so this book will likely not publish, although it still exists on Goodreads.
Kat Enright at Sky Pony has bought world rights to Jill MacKenzie's Breathe the Dragon. Talented artist and manga-obsessed 17-year-old Sadie struggles to heal physically and emotionally after a car accident, in which she was driving, that claimed the life of a teen motorcyclist and seriously injured her best friend. Publication is scheduled for spring 2019; the author is unagented.

Children of the River Ghost by Alexandra Aceves (Tu Books)
A YA horror novel in which 16-year-old Katie, reeling from bullying after her last relationship, moves to New Mexico and falls for a mysterious, beautiful girl who may be the ghost La Llorona. Publication is set for spring 2019.

Wolfwood by Marianna Baer (Abrams)
Abrams has bought Marianna Baer's Wolfwood, in which a desperate teenage girl begins secretly forging paintings by her once-famous mother to avoid becoming homeless, plunging her into both the glamour of the NYC art scene and the danger of a dark imaginary world. The book is scheduled for spring 2019.

Fabiola and Ylini by Juliet Khan and Amanda Scurti (Oni Press)
Oni Press has bought world rights to the YA graphic novel Fabiola & Ylini by Juliet Kahn and Amanda Scurti. The story follows nerdy Latina teen Fabiola who meets a loudmouthed mermaid named Ylini. Love is quick to blossom, but the romance must withstand adolescent insecurity, traditionalist families, and last-minute cosplay prep. Publication is slated for spring 2019.

The Wreck of Stephen Oliver by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Sky Pony Press) -
this press has now closed, so this book will likely not publish, although it still exists on Goodreads.
Sky Pony has bought The Wreck of Stephen Oliver, a YA novel by Kirstin Cronn-Mills. Tobin's father can no longer hide his ALS diagnosis from her, and when he decides to end his life early, Tobin must recognize that every person has the right to say how they'll live—and die. Publication is planned for early 2019.




A Boy Like Her by Carrie Mac (Knopf)
A contemporary YA novel following Charlie, who starts at a new school determined not to identify with either gender, but becomes pressured from all sides to conform one way or another.


Untitled #2 by Danielle Paige (Bloomsbury)
Cindy Loh at Bloomsbury has acquired two novels in a new series by Danielle Paige, author of Stealing Snow and the Dorothy Must Die series; Vicky Leech at Bloomsbury U.K. will edit. This YA fantasy series will weave a unique spin on the “"airy godmother" character and explores this infamous heroine's origin story from charmed teen to wish-wielding enchantress. The first novel launches in fall 2018, followed by the sequel in fall 2019. Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media sold world English rights.

Ricochet by Kathryn Berl (Flux)
Caroline Bliss Larsen at Flux has bought world rights to a YA sci-fi thriller Ricochet by Kathryn Berla. Seventeen-year-old Tatiana is living four different-but-parallel lives in the multiverse and must stop her megalomaniac scientist father in each one. Publication is scheduled for fall 2019; the author represented herself.



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Living Doll by Lisa Brown (First Second Books)
First Second Books has bought a YA graphic novel by Lisa Brown called Living Doll. It tells the story of two conjoined twins who remain connected even after one of them dies during an operation to separate them. The book will be published in 2019.

Edited by Barry Lyga (Soho Teen)
Bestselling YA author Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers) closed a two-book deal with Daniel Ehrenhaft at Soho Teen. Ehrenhaft took U.S. and open market rights to what he called a “duo of novels”; the first is titled Unedited and the second is called Edited. Both books, Ehrenhaft explained, “follow the disintegration of the relationship 17-year-old Mike Grayson has with his girlfriend, Phil, whom he loves—always—but fears only loves him back sometimes.” Ehrenhaft added that “Edited is quite literally the edited version of Unedited.”

Pizza Run by Erin Cabelly, Eugene Levistky and Nicole Rodriguez (Oni Press) 
Oni Press has bought world rights to the YA graphic novel Pizza Run, written by Erin Cabelly and Eugene Levistky, and illustrated by Nicole Rodriguez. For Kiersten, a pizza delivery girl, the mad science experiments, interdimensional invaders, alien goddesses, and cultish PTA parents of her town are just an everyday reality. But when new girl Naomi stumbles into her life, Kiersten realizes that just because she's used to the horrors of her hometown, that doesn't make it a safe place to live. It will take all the girls' cunning, determination, and teamwork to get safely back home – and get all the pizzas delivered on time. Publication is planned for 2019.

Love Inc. by Jill Twiss (Razorbill)
Ben Schrank at Razorbill has acquired Love Inc. by Jill Twiss, writer on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and coauthor of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. The YA romantic comedy is about a teen girl entrepreneur who can guarantee true love... for everyone but herself. Publication is set for 2019; Brenda Bowen at Sanford J. Greenburger did the deal for world rights.

The Half King by Melissa Landers (Disney Hyperion) 
Tentatively titled The Half King, a failed oracle must leave her temple sanctuary to serve an enigmatic young ruler who turns to shadow at sunset. In doing so, she discovers a disturbing truth about herself that shatters the fragile peace within the realm. The first in a YA fantasy duology.


  1. This post is amazing - thank you! Just found a whole new bunch of books to add to my TBR!

    1. I'm so glad you're finding it helpful :)